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Video: Par-City - "Coronation" (@gifthegreat @willydope @iamyoungwit @parcitizens)

Video: Par-City - "Coronation"

#TL: "Heavy is the head that's wearing the crown..." The young, dope and gifted trio known as Par-City returns to stake their claim at the top with their new video "Coronation." This explosive record kicks off the group's latest studio effort; The Young, Dope & Gifted EP available now on all digital music stores!

Video: @LilGeorgeBMB - "Live Life" (@FlyLikeDove @Tygereye)

Video: Lil George - "Live Life"

Dove: Lil George lets model Yaya Valerio that age ain't nothin' but a number in his new "Live Life" video, directed by Jeff Reyes. This song will appear on Lil George's upcoming mixtape #Failed2Realize via BMB Entertainment, hosted by DJ Envy.

.@KodakToGraph Remixes @Wale's "Girls On Drugs" (@Biz3)

Kodak To Graph Remixes Wale's "Girls On Drugs"

Biz 3: Iranian-American producer Kodak To Graph has remixed "The Girls On Drugs" by Grammy-nominated artist Wale, out August 28th on Big Beat on the official The Girls On Drugs Remixes. Kodak puts a melancholy spin on it with his blend of experimental bass and traditional Persian ney flute for a unique flip of the already trippy hip-hop original. Stream below and share.

Audio: @AfroWasiu - "P*ssy N*gga" (prod. Dear Lola) @AudibleTreats

Audio: Wasiu - "P*ssy N*gga" (prod. Dear Lola)

A.T.: The Haitian-Canadian Rapper Announces MTLiens EP, Shares Collaborative Single With Fellow Montrealers.

Video: @Sahtyre - "Forgive Me"

Video: Sahtyre - "Forgive Me"

Saht: The visual for "Forgive Me", shot in SF by Farid Xan, is out now. Enjoy.

Audio: Pete Powerz - "Fakin' the Funk Freestyle 2015" (@MartialWAL)

Audio: Pete Powerz - "Fakin' the Funk Freestyle 2015"


.@SirMichaelRocks Announces Release Date For New LP Populair (@AudibleTreats)

Sir Michael Rocks Announces Release Date For New LP Populair

A.T.: Following 2014's Banco, Sir Michael Rocks announces the 9/11 release of its more wavy successor, Populair. Filled with ambient synths and space-rap influenced drum patterns, Populair exudes a soundscape more idiosyncratic than his previous work. "Populair is the next continuation in the Banco saga, which will span from 2014-2024 AD," Sir Michael Rocks explains. Produced, mixed, and recorded by Sir Michael Rocks himself, Populair is one of the nature-loving rapper's most introspective projects to date. "I wanted to unleash more of my abilities," Rocks explains, "and I could only achieve that by getting my hands deeper into the process." As such, Populair is an evolution and growth of Sir Michael Rock's songcraft. It's more personal and deep than prior releases but still includes doses of his signature humor.

Accompanying the album announcement is the FADER-premiered second single, "Perfect." Using a Street Fighter sample, hood 808s, droning synth lines, and a little of his straight-faced humor, the song encapsulates what fans can expect from Populair. "The lyrics on this song are very self-explanatory, imaginative, creative and fun," Rocks explains. "The song has an infectious bounce that will leave you pressing repeat over and over again." With "Perfect," Rocks showcases his development while maintaining elements of the signature sound that his listeners love.

Audio: DocTheJedi - "Doctor" (@doc_thejedi)

Audio: DocTheJedi - "Doctor"

Matt: DocTheJedi is a 23 year old magician and father of three, but also manages to squeeze in just enough time to be a captivating, talented lyricist as well. His new single, “Doctor” is the perfect introduction to who DocTheJedi is and I have a feeling it will leave you hungry for more after just one rotation. Listen below and stay tuned as Doc plans on releasing many more gems like this down the line.

Video: Sherif Mattar - "Grammy" (@SherifMattar703)

Video: Sherif Mattar - "Grammy"

L.S.: Sherif Mattar releases his new music video "Grammy" directed by DJ Fam. Over the DJ J Scrilla produced track Sherif reflects on what he'll do when he wins his first "Grammy." This song can be found on his newly released project Misadventure.

Video: @Mickey2Time - "Think About It"

Video: Mickey2Time - "Think About It"

Ayo: Following his 2012 EP 'Timeless' which was championed by MTV UK, GRM Daily and Urban Development among others, Mickey2Time has been working hard at sharpening his artistry and it shows all through his exciting new 13-track offering 'The Treatment', which has birthed tracks like 'Perfect Day' and 'All The Way', as premiered on Link Up TV in recent months.

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